Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Poor Man's Bumpout

My son, Ben, sent me these two photos, which he took at West Broadway and Duane in Lower Manhattan. The flex posts and yellow paint serve to keep turning cars away from the curb, thereby increasing the size of the pedestrian safety zone.

If you can't afford to build a masonry bumpout, here's your fallback. Inexpensive, quick to build, clearly effective. And, if you decide to do something else later on, it will be easy to remove.

I've never seen this before, so I thought I would share.

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